Village of Black Earth

The only Black Earth in the world

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Village of Black Earth Municipal Building
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Notice of Increased Sewer Rates and Charges

At the December 5th Village Board meeting, the Village Board voted to increase sewer rates as recommended by Town & Country Engineer effective January 1, 2018. This increase has been discussed for the past year by the Village board to cover costs on sewer line inspections, preventative maintenance of the sewer system and replacement of aging infrastructure. Previous to the 2016 increase of 5% to the variable rate only, the last increase the Village saw on sewer rates was 1999.

Your sewer bill reflects only those charges sufficient to support your sewer service. To continue providing sewer service, the Village must adjust its rates for service, implement certain rate increases, and pass-through costs from the treatment and disposal provider Dane-Iowa Wastewater to its customers that reflect the full cost of providing the service.

These actions protect the public’s investment in the public sewer system, minimize maintenance costs, and reduce the possibility of pipeline breaks, blockages or spills.


Meter Equivalent

Current Rate

January 1, 2018


July 1, 2018


5/8” to ¾” Meter Charge





1” Meter Charge





1¼” Meter Charge





1½” Meter Charge





2” Meter Charge





Per 1000 Gallons Usage Charge






Winter is right around the corner and with that comes alternate side parking for the village. Alternate side parking will be in effect November 15, 2017 - April 15, 2018.
Alternate side parking is between the hours of 1 am and 7:00 am.


One message at just the right moment can change someone’s entire life, perspective, attitude, well-being…And we want to be a part of it!  The Dane County Sheriff’s Office Black Earth and Mazomanie Deputies have painted rocks and written words that we hope touch, inspire, or connect with people.
More information can be found on the Black Earth Police Department page.  Watch both police departments’ Facebook pages for pictures of the people who find the rocks. We chose words that we felt fit with The Kindness Rocks ProjectSM . Visit their website at